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Inspiration Behind the Guardian 7000
SMART Technology to Ensure Lab Safety and Intelligent Performance
Launching an Innovative Series of Hotplate Stirrers
Listen to the OHcast Podcast featuring Michael Manera, Head of Research and Development tell the full story here:
Our innovative Guardian 7000 Hotplate Stirrers
were granted the Bronze A’Design Award in Scientific Instruments and Research Equipment Design Category by the International Design Academy.
The A' Design Award is an international indicator of quality and perfection in design, and awards are given to original and innovative designs in their respective markets.
Think Smart.” This became the foundation and inspiration which drove the R&D team to develop the innovative, patent pending, safety features of the Guardian 7000
“Safety is the number one priority for laboratories and hotplate stirrers, and if left unattended can be the cause of catastrophic accidents including fires,” said Michael Manera, Head of Research and Development. “The design intention of the Guardian Hotplate Stirrers
is to protect samples, the lab, and ultimately people.”
The team analyzed their competitors, conducted a focus group, and performed market surveys in the United States and Europe prior to starting this project, and all results emphasized the importance of safety.
The Guardian 7000
design was realized through market research and competitive analysis. The unit enclosure was designed using injection molding of chemical-resistant resins that stay cool - even at a maximum temperature of 500 °C. Internal electronics were designed to provide automatic safety features not available in competitor models, using Bluetooth and infrared technology. The design also provides best in class accuracy and repeatability through extensive software development driving the electrical system.
Featuring our SMART technology, the Guardian 7000
series is designed to promote lab safety with advanced features that reduce the chance of accidents. These hotplate stirrers feature an easy-to-read LCD display for temperature and speed, green indicator lights when unit is heating and stirring, and are designed for durability and reliability with the exclusive SmartHousing™
system which protects the lab. The Guardian 7000
is also equipped with superior safety features such as SmartPresence™
, SmartRate™, and SmartHeat™ for intelligent performance.
Check out our in-depth videos on all the Guardian 7000 SMART features:
The Guardian 7000
project started in September 2017 and finished in March 2020 in Thorofare, New Jersey where the product was released to distribution. In March of 2020 the product was first debuted at Pittcon, a transnational conference and exposition on laboratory science, and a venue for presenting the latest advances in scientific equipment.
Hear the full interview with the designer behind the Guardian 7000 here
Learn more about the Guardian 7000 Hotplate Stirrers here